Here is a cinnamon rolls recipe You need to try at home! Cinnamon Rolls are fluffy, sweet, tender, and overall just amazing, and anybody who loves cinnamon is bound to love these rolls of dough filled with cinnamon, sugar, and butter.
If only these difficult and time consuming yet unique pieces of dessert could be made much more straightforward, right? Well, that’s why we’re here with this article!
Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
No more waiting in line at the local bakery, no more hassle making reservations for a box, no more disappointment when you find out they’re all sold out. Make your own fluffy, soft, tender, sweet, and satisfying cinnamon rolls at home with these simple steps!
Gathering the Ingredients
For this recipe, you’ll just be needing some essential ingredients you can buy at the local supermarket or grocery.
There are three parts to a fantastic cinnamon roll. The dough, the filling, and the topping. (flour if you want to take it up a notch and add Icing.)
For the dough, you’ll be needing:
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- 3 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
- 2 ¼ tablespoons of instant yeast
- 1 cup of milk (unsweetened or evaporated)
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
For the filling, you need these:
- 3 tablespoons of butter
- ¼ cup of sugar
- ½ tablespoon of ground cinnamon (or more if you want)
For the topping:
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- Confectioners sugar
And lastly, if you want to put Icing, you can try our cream cheese frosting:
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 2 to 2 /14 cups of confectioners’ sugar
- 4 ounces of cream cheese
- ¼ tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
Making the Dough
For the dough, you can start with a large saucepan and heat the milk and butter until melted. Do not let it boil. After thawing, remove from the heat and let it cool down a bit.
Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and sprinkle the yeast (make sure the mix isn’t too hot, so it doesn’t kill the yeast) and let it activate for 10-12 minutes. Afterwards, add a tablespoon of sugar and the salt and mix it.
Next, add the flour half a cup at a time while stirring the mixture. When the dough is too stick to mix, transfer it to a flat, floured surface and knead for a minute or so until it forms a loose ball of dough.
Rinse your mixing bowl, and then coat it with olive oil, add your ball of dough in, and cover with plastic wrap and set in a warm place for an hour or so until it doubles in size to allow the dough to rise.
Filling up the Dough
On a lightly floured surface and roll it out into a thin dough about 1/4th inch thick. Brush with your melted butter, and sprinkle your sugar and cinnamon.
Roll the dough tightly and cut it up into 2-inch rolls and position in a well-buttered pan. You should have at least 10 rolls if you follow the recipe’s quantities.
Brushing up with Butter
Before you put the rolls in the oven, lather the top up with your melted butter. You can also choose to add more cinnamon at the top of the dough and even confectioner’s sugar, but we suggest you leave that to after you’re done baking it.
Baking the Rolls
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F or 176 C. Bake the roll for about 25 to 30 minutes or until it’s lightly golden brown. Afterwards, take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes (add the Icing if you have one) and serve while still warm. Nothing beats a fresh, warm cinnamon roll filled with coffee, tea, or warm milk!
Making the Icing (optional)
Make your Icing by beating your butter and cream cheese together for a minute or so, then add vanilla and hit it again. Add powdered sugar half a cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency and sweetness.
Once you’re done beating your Icing together, it should still be somewhat thick but still spreadable.
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